The best wines of Ukraine

Discover the best wines of Ukraine as well as the best winemakers of Ukraine and estates of Ukraine to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Ukraine and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Ukraine by region

Looking for a good wine of Ukraine among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Ukraine. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Ukraine with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Ukraine

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Want to buy a red wine of Ukraine cheap or sell a red wine of Ukraine at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Ukraine

Red wines from the region of Ukraine go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, game (deer, venison) or lamb such as recipes of prime rib with chervil butter, festive chinese fondue or irish stew.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Ukraine

On the nose the red wine of the region of Ukraine. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, blueberry or black currant and sometimes also flavors of chocolate, earth or microbio.

The best vintages in red wine of Ukraine

  • 2002 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.27/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.24/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.21/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.19/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.11/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Ukraine

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Kefessiya
  • Bastardo Magarachsky
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Ekim Kara

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Ukraine

A wine route planned in the region of Ukraine? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Ukraine.

Discovering the wine region of Ukraine

Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe (the second largest on the European continent, after Russia) bordering Poland to the west, Russia to the east and the Black Sea to the South. By 2014, the Ukrainian wine industry had become a major player in Eastern Europe. But that year, Crimea came under the control of Russia. There are several small wine regions in the country, which contribute to the production.

However, Crimea was (is) by far the largest, with the best conditions. Two famous wineries from the Tsarist era, Massandra and Noviy Svet, were seized in 2014, nationalized by Russia, and then heavily subsidized. Overall, wine producers gained easier access to the Russian market, but have since faced export bans to other countries due to sanctions against Russia. Crimea has a Long history of wine production, and during the Soviet era it was a Center of mass wine production distributed throughout the USSR.

However, the total area of vineyards was cut in half as Part of Mikhail Gorbachev's campaign against Alcohol abuse.

Great white wines of Ukraine

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Ukraine

White wines from the region of Ukraine go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or spicy food such as recipes of salmon and cod cassolettes, scallops with coconut cream or pork gyros.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Ukraine

On the nose the white wine of the region of Ukraine. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or microbio and sometimes also flavors of oak, tree fruit or spices.

The best vintages in white wine of Ukraine

  • 2008 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 1991 With an average score of 4.10/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Ukraine

  • Riesling
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Kokur Bely
  • Kapselsky
  • Kok Pandas
  • Sary Pandas

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Ukraine

A wine route planned in the region of Ukraine? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Ukraine.

Discover the grape variety: Malbec

Malbec, a high-yielding red grape variety, produces tannic and colourful wines. It is produced in different wine-growing regions and changes its name according to the grape variety. Called Auxerrois in Cahors, Malbec in Bordeaux, it is also known as Côt. 6,000 hectares of the Malbec grape are grown in France (in decline since the 1950s). Malbec is also very successful in Argentina. The country has become the world's leading producer of Malbec and offers wines with great potential.

Great sparkling wines of Ukraine

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Ukraine

Sparkling wines from the region of Ukraine go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of norman veal roast, endives with ham (improved) or duck breast with honey-orange sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Ukraine

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Ukraine. often reveals types of flavors of butter, strawberries or raspberry and sometimes also flavors of microbio, oak or tree fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Ukraine

  • 2015 With an average score of 4.14/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 3.95/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.91/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Ukraine

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Aligoté
  • Rkatsiteli
  • Cabernet Franc

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Ukraine

A wine route planned in the region of Ukraine? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Ukraine.

The word of the wine: Vegetative cycle

All the different phases of the vine's development: winter rest period, budburst, inflorescence, flowering, fruit set, veraison, ripening.

Great pink wines of Ukraine

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Ukraine

Pink wines from the region of Ukraine go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal such as recipes of american fillet (belgian-style beef tartar), lamb meatballs with mint or vitello tonnato.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Ukraine

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Ukraine. often reveals types of flavors of strawberries, cranberry or tree fruit and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, fresh grapes or microbio.

The best vintages in pink wine of Ukraine

  • 2014 With an average score of 3.77/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.65/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.60/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.58/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.53/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.48/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Ukraine

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Muscatel
  • Aligoté
  • Muscat Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Ukraine

A wine route planned in the region of Ukraine? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Ukraine.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot gris

Pinot Gris is a grey grape variety mutated from Pinot Noir. It has its origins in Burgundy, where it is called pinot-beurot in reference to the colour of the grey robes worn by the monks of the region. Established in Alsace since the 17th century, pinot gris was called tokay until 2007. It is made up of bunches of small berries that vary in colour from pink to blue-grey. It is particularly well suited to the continental climate because it is resistant to the cold in winter and to spring frosts. This variety also likes dry limestone soils with plenty of sunshine in the summer. Pinot Gris is well suited to late harvesting or to the selection of noble grapes, depending on the year and the concentration of sugars in the berries. Pinot Gris wines are distinguished by their aromatic complexity of white fruits, mushrooms, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, etc., and their great finesse. In the Loire Valley, pinot gris is used in the Coteaux-d'Ancenis appellations. It gives dry or sweet wines with pear and peach aromas.

Great sweet wines of Ukraine

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Want to buy a sweet wine of Ukraine cheap or sell a sweet wine of Ukraine at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Ukraine

Sweet wines from the region of Ukraine go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food, sweet desserts or beef such as recipes of moroccan kefta balls, french toast or beef strogonoff.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Ukraine

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Ukraine. often reveals types of flavors of dried fruit, earth or microbio and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, black fruit or non oak.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Ukraine

  • 2003 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.16/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.16/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.08/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Ukraine

  • Muscat Blanc
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Muscatel
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Kokur Bely

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Ukraine

A wine route planned in the region of Ukraine? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Ukraine.

The word of the wine: Oenologist

Specialist in wine-making techniques. It is a profession and not a passion: one can be an oenophile without being an oenologist (and the opposite too!). Formerly attached to the Faculty of Pharmacy, oenology studies have become independent and have their own university course. Learning to make wine requires a good chemical background but also, increasingly, a good knowledge of the plant. Some oenologists work in laboratories (analysis). Others, the consulting oenologists, work directly in the properties.

Great natural sweet wines of Ukraine

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Want to buy a natural-sweet wine of Ukraine cheap or sell a natural-sweet wine of Ukraine at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Ukraine

Natural sweet wines from the region of Ukraine go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of adapted vietnamese fondue, quick marinated lamb chops or rigatoni with courgettes and tomatoes.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Ukraine

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Ukraine. often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, non oak or oak and sometimes also flavors of dried fruit.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Ukraine

  • 2007 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1991 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 1894 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.06/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.96/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Ukraine

  • Kokur Bely
  • Rkatsiteli
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Albillo

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Ukraine

A wine route planned in the region of Ukraine? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Ukraine.

Discover the grape variety: Riesling

White Riesling is a grape variety that originated in France (Alsace). It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Riesling can be found in many vineyards: Alsace, Loire Valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Lorraine, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, South West.

News from the vineyard of Ukraine

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English wines made by two MWs set for charity sale

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Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma sold to Foley Family Wines

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